Cahuenga Pass

Hikes, views, and mansions take your breath away in this all natural northwest LA neighbourhood.

Entertainment professionals and quick-talking entrepreneurs recline in expansive comfort in Cahuenga Pass, a breathtaking hillside neighbourhood in northwest LA. Tucked between the San Fernando Valley and Hollywood's walk-of-fame, Cahuenga Pass' arsenal of winding roads and hiking trails lead to scenic platforms where the whole of LA stretches before you. Nature and quietude are nearly all-encompassing in Cahuenga Pass—only a small cadre of local cafes and neighbourhood bars make any noise in the neighbourhood.

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On the Map

Cahuenga Pass is bordered by Hollywood Hills, Studio City, and Hollywood

LAX Airport: 35 minutes by car or 1 hour & 52 minutes by public transit
Santa Monica Pier: 30 minutes by car
Hollywood Walk of Fame: 10 minutes by car
Venice Boardwalk: 35 minutes by car
The Grove: 15 minutes by car

  • Public transit is Difficult
  • Having a car is Easy

A Breathtaking Residential Escape In Northwest LA

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Geometric mansions seem to grow out of the hillsides that line the Cahuenga Pass, the lowest pass through the Santa Monica Mountains.

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Denizens of this mountain-edge community take advantage of their altitude.

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Hollywood and greater Los Angeles stretch below Cahuenga Pass' hilltops.

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The vistas are resplendent.

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They steal the scene.

The View from the Top

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Hiking in Cahuenga Pass offers unrivalled views of the horizon line where city meets sky.

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Visit Runyon Canyon and follow one of its hiking trails through the Hollywood Hills.

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City below.

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Sky above.


Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighbourhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Alex Stanlioff

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Having studied film at NYU, Alex returned to Los Angeles to pursue a career in motion pictures but found a greater passion in the world of stills. For this project, through walking around on foot in a city normally traversed by car, Alex was immersed in a completely different town, engaging with people he never would have otherwise approached just to capture their unique experiences.